Melissa Vail’s Cheeky New Bracelets

A local designer's refreshing spin on the classic gilded tennis bracelet design.

Go giddy piling on Ballard-based crafter (and former Seattle mag publisher) Melissa Vail Coffman’s “badminton bracelets,” a cheeky take on the classic gilded tennis design. Hand-beaded with glass, silver and colored crystals, the slinky wristlets are available in an array of bead finishes, which range from antique to a diamond-like shine (in case you can’t quite ditch your desire for bling). $85 at


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